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property taxes. >> it has almost been two months since superstorm sandy hit some parts of the east coast really hard. we have an update on how some folks on the eastern shore can get some additional aid. >> the most inspirational story of the nfl season. that plus a host of firings across the league, later in sports. >> we will let you know what to expect from the weather and the first few days of the new year. temperatures are in the ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >> as we head into the new year, a number of new laws are set to go into effect in maryland. one of the most high-profile new law allows gay couples to get married. current city officials will get an
of their series. the last few days of october, superstorm sandy pounded the east coast. ocean city was the hardest hit in our area. the 2012 election is one for the history books. president barack obama won a second term as president, and here in maryland, a historic day at the polls for same sex marriage. starting january 1, those couples can legally married. the ravens in a playoff run and they hope to secure a spot in the super bowl this year. the world did not end on december 21. it looks like we all better get ready for a busy 2013. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now, your forecast with meteorologist tony pann para >> we don't have any big storms as we go into the new year, but little storm could come through in the next seven days. most of them will not cause much of a problem. one of those is coming across the ohio valley right now. there is some cold air to the north. a lot of that cold air would cause a problem if it started to mix with this. it looked a little threatening today and there were some echoes showing up on the radar a little while ago. the air is so dry, that most of this act
think, to curb ooesity, and we bblieve it superstorm sandy made survivors sick. it's believed dust and mold in the wweckage caused respiraaory roblems.it may have beee ameriia's worst year of west nile virus -- carried by mosquitoes. the encephalitis - aad more thaa two hundred nd thirty people have diee. salmonellaa--- inn killed threeepeople and -- ssckened hudreds. theebacteria also turned up in peanuu butter -- made many children ill --and was raced back to a pteroids sed to treaa pain.. they came from this compounddng pharmacy in massachusetts. hundreds of peopleedevelopeddfungal peningitis -- anddmore than on-cam : the new england compounding center had a long history of complaints abouu cleanliness,dating back more than a decadd. for the fox and safe new year.m dr. manny a are you our biggest fan??hen you can beeome.. our fan of the day! everyday we'll pick oneeof our viewers from our facebook page... anddfeature them on fox45 news at 5.to become a fan just go to our facebook page... facebook dot com slass foxbaltimore. coming up on the early edition... kick off yyur n
displaced from their homes. the organization says the work for superstorm sandy was the biggest response in five years. let's check in with another busy man, meteorologist tony pann. >> things will quiet down for the rest of the weekend. partly cloudy skies in baltimore. 37 at the airport. stay tuned. we will >> now the forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the winter weather advisories have been cancelled. the map is lit up in the northeast part of the country. our little snowstorm has turned into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. several inches of snow around boston already. they will pick up close to a foot in connecticut, massachusetts, in the higher terrain. the storm exploded when it got past baltimore. we got clipped by it as it was developing offshore. precipitation was held off several hours for us. that kept the amounts down significantly. we did not start the snow until 10:00 in the area when we expected it to come in at 4:00. that cut back on the totals. the skies are clearing. the wind is picking up. it will be a breezy night. the breeze will stay wit
hit hard by superstorm sandy.. are getting some extra rrlief. peliee.residents of somersett county who experienced significant ddmage wwll be eligible for food stamps because of the disaster. heeprogram provides ooe counny department of social e - services and the disaster recoverr center in ccisffeld. pgetttng ready to ring ii the new year aa the inner harborr harbor. melinda rooder is &llve with the reperaaions. 3 last miiutt new years eve ppeperatiins are also underwwy city.tooy dunnan is live set the scene.mes square to - 3 pow are the roads looking tonig? traffic edge eport. report.map map 3 mdott 95 north of 195mdot- 695 &pliberty pinsky says, "the state of connecticut, and other states too, are failing to protecc theechillren from guns." ggns." a lawyer suing the state of conneccicut vvr the sandy hook shooting. what he says the school shoolddhavv done to protect his 6-year-old clieet. singing: theees a nnw wind blowing like ive never known, im breathing deeper than ve evee donn 3 ring in 2013 with the winner of the x factor season two... the ssage for fox's new year
or a reputable broker. >>> they were all divided over the fiscal cliff, then superstorm sandy's aid bill. so what's happening now inside the republican party? at 7:00 i'll talk to a gop strategist to try and make sense of all this interesting warfare. >> good luck with that. >>> still to come this half hour a new year and some new faces on the d.c. council, a look at the embattled body as it tries for a fresh start. >> pretty cold today, but it was an average day. here are the numbers. the high was 40. the low so far today 34. that will probably change as colder air moves in tonight. a look at the average 43 and 28. 71 and 1 below are the records. we'll come back, talk about how cold it's going to stay the rest of the week and look ahead to the all important weekend forecast. >> up next the latest on that tanker that ran aground off the coast of alaska. >>> welcome back. over the last four years the bay has proved 10%. >> the chesapeake bay foundation credits cooperation between individual people, businesses and local governments for this improvement, but it notes the bay still has a way to go de
. >> and who can forget superstorm sandy? millions of neighbors, their houses swept away without power, damages, and raising questions about infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >>> number five, china, is china slowing or leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure, by 2030. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign's probably because it is pretty clear, china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe, the european union was fractured by debt and the plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >>> number three, the housing market, finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of home prices and continued mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-he well-heeled investors began to buy entire neighborhoods. and homeowners got more with a hefty down payment. >> and cnn predicts that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the election, more than just about obama and romney, more about socialism, and capitalism and sp
on the hill ancrod the country after the house did not vote on tha bill to help superstorm sandy victims speaker boehner pulled the vote, sparking angry. >> reporter: the house adjourned without acting on a measure providing relief to victims of superstorm sandy.an but, when the new york and newne jersey delegations emerged from a late afternoon meeting with house leadership, they said the have been promised votes on 6ot0 billion in aid by january . >> now that it's done, we have to not wasp more time, and -- waste more time. >> reporter: earlier, there wer fireworks on capitol hill. >> this is a disaster on top of a disaster. >> it is the most disgraceful action i've seen since i've been here. >> reporter: anger boiled off at gop leaders decided not to holdh a scheduled vote. >> it's a disgrace. >> for me, it was disappointinga and disgusting to watch.t >> it is why the american people hate congress. >> reporter: democrats blamebl conservatives, saying they did not want to vote on another spending bill.spen >> this should not be political. >> reporter: but someso republicans say the --
the victims of superstorm sandy. that particular move has left some new york lawmakers furious with their fellow colleagues for failing to take action. >> i truly feel betrayed this evening. i've left this floor -- i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor. one of congress' most basic responsibilities is to help families, communities, businesses recover. >> and now i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is that they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> the bill calls for more than $60 billion to be directed to the relief effort. and it already passed the senate, but now the house must way wait for the new congress to be sworn in before any further action can be taken. >>> the d.c. council is set to begin its new session today by officially welcoming its newest member. david grasso, an independent won the at-large council seat back in november. he has said education and ethics reform will be his priorities. five incumbent councilmembers will also be swor
on the fight over aid to victims of superstorm sandy. these victims may have to wait for months for help, because your congress just cannot get it together. unless, unless a meeting this hour provides a last minute fix, house lawmakers will leave town would the passing an aid package to help sandy survivors rebuild their homes and their lives. lawmakers from areas affected by sandy are furious that the senate-passed bill may die. republican congressman peter king says it is all speaker boehner's fault. >> speaker boehner is the one. he walked off the floor. he refused to toll us why. refused to give us any indication or warning whatsoever. i'm saying anyone from new york and new jersey who contributes one penny to the republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. i would not give one penny to these people based on what they did to us last night. i would say -- i'm talking about the people in my neighborhood that i see, people are out of homes, people are living in devastated homes, people without jobs, people lost their businesses, their clothing, their lif
, kick it off. your big story of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social me
by superstorm sandy.. are gettiig some exxra relief. relief.residents offsomerset county who experienced significcnt damage will be eligiile for food stamps pecauue of the isaster. the program provides one month of benefits. january 7 through 13th t thh county department of social services and the disaster &precovery center in crisfield.p 3 it may be aabig gloomy tomorrow, but it could be worse....herees tony pagnotti old...in with the new. the eason ssme stores in 20-13. just hours away from the new yeers eve baal drop.. how people in ew yorkk re preparing foo the big event. [ male announcer ] this commercial is not about getting fios; it's about getting fios. that moment after you finally got it that you actually get it. when you see the difference 100% fiber optics makes, and you say "woah we are not on cable anymore." when online videos aren't herky jerky, you get it. or when a movie downloads in two minutes, you get it. last chance to get fios for just $79.99 a month for two years with a two-year agreement. plus $300 back. go to got2getfios.com today call the verizon
.s. >>> from one of the hottest and driest summers you remember it, to superstorm sandy. >> scary. so scary. it reminds you of the wizard of oz when the tornado hit and everything is going around and around. >> heat waves, wildfires, tornadoes. the top ten weather events 2 s 2012 right after this. always right there in real-time. it's like the ultimate personal assistant. but i'm me, and me needs handlers. so i hired todd to handle it for me. todd, gimme that hollywood news! what's happening on twitter? you're trending! yes! you can't have a todd, but you can have your own personal assistant. i guess you could call it todd. [ male announcer ] the new nokia lumia 920 with live tiles that deliver what you want in real time. only from at&t. rethink possible. >>> we are monitoring severe weather from the midwest to east coast. it is delaying travelers in several states now. it is a live picture as one of our crews is now driving down the pennsylvania turnpike. this is near bedford in the southern part of the state. to be sure, just so you know, no one is driving and shooting. this is a steady c
new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
spending pulse saying it actually not the fiscal cliff, it was superstorm sandy. >> right. adam: at the end. day are consumers pulling back? doesn't matter if it was the storm or fear they're pulling back, right. >> that was a real good point you made. mastercard said this these numbers were becoming a concern for the consumer back in october. the national retail federation had projected holiday sales would go up about 4.1%. adam: yep. >> that is some growth but it is nowhere near the 5.6% we saw lt year. there is a little bit of a slowdown. also we have to look at the consumer sentiment numbers. it is coming in at the month of december around 72 points. that is 10 points less than at its high in july. so we're definitely seeing that consumer slowdown happen even way before the fourth quarter. adam: you're with therf. you're with the national retail federation, are you not. >> no. i'm an independent analyst. adam: excuse me. a lot of people like the nrf but what are the repercussions whether for the nrf or anybody? nrf, they're sticking to it. they're not revising their predictions. shopper
the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one. super storm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> i've never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on the streets. >> they're keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages that could last for days. >> people just need to be self aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >>> next, the most intriguing people of 2012 as voted on by you. but first, remembering some of those we lost this past year. ♪ but bounty basic can handle them. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leadi
. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. >>> and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts
from both parties outraged. superstorm sandy inflicted tens of billions of dollars of damage to states along the east coast and it seems like relief for this kind of disaster and all the suffering would be above politics. it would seem. well, it was, yeah, sure, with the lawmakers promising to get it done until they didn't and just went home. no vote. no money. dana bash is going to join me from capitol hill with all of the fincger pointing and how congress is now scrambling to fix it and survivors of sanity hook, they're going to head back to school tomorrow. gary tuckman is going to tell us what the students and teachers are going to be facing as those classes resume nearly three weeks after that deadly attack. we'll have those stories, as well as an interview with a state lawmaker who took a shot at a holiday with a press release, why must we still hear about kwanza tonight, it's number three. >> thanks very much. >> just a little different. >> all right. our fifth story "outfront," president obama talking tough in a very serious and aggressive way. would put -- to shame because whi
there eventually. >> "outfront" next, nearly two months after superstorm sandy devastated the northeast, the victims are still not getting the help they need. the reason may surprise you. and the best of the worst political fumbles of the year. a couple of your favorite flubs. i bet they made the list. tune in next. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. then i read an artie about study that oked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. hey used centr silver f t study... so i guess my wife was right. male anner ] centrum. ways your mostomplet [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your wor
for superstorm sandy relief. the house came within hours of when the republican governor ripped the republican controlled congress and specifically house speaker john boehner for failing to vote before adjourning late last night on the sandy relief bill. >> we respond to innocent victims of natural disasters not as republicans or democrats, but as americans. or at least we did until last night. last night politics was placed before our oath to serve our citizens. for me it was disappointing and disgusting to watch. >> now a vote on the remaining $51 billion in the aid package will happen january 15th. lawmakers from new york, new jersey and elsewhere including a lot of republicans say they are satisfied eventually this aid will be forthcoming. >>> breaking news on secretary of state hillary clinton, good news. this is video shot just a short time ago of mrs. clinton leaving new york presbyterian hospital with her husband, former president bill clinton. secretary clinton had been hospitalized since sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot behind her right ear during a followup exam for a co
searches in 146 languages. two top events of the year, the election and superstorm sandy, they're in the top five. some others maybe less predictable to you. and we've also got the most watched videos of the year, including the first ever video to pass the 1 billion mark. kevin alaka is the trends manager at youtube, where he tracks popular video phenomena and gets to watch a lot of youtube videos for a living. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> some of these are a little surprising to people. first of all, with regard to google searches, those are u.s.-based searches. >> we analyzed 1 trillion searches from all over the world, and we made different lists of interesting thipgs. the ones we're going to talk about today are the ones from the united states. >> so let's talk about them. this is what you do for a living. what are some of the things that may have surprised you? >> when we're talking about searches, whitney houston was number one for us. >> we have a list of all of them. >> when you look across all of them, people is such an important thing for us. we'
the super sto sup superstorm sandy. nicholas mcdonald and george pennington, thank you for coming in to see us. you guys are members of two bands, but you go to the same high school, right? >> yes. >> you live in tampa, florida, more than 1,100 miles away from the destruction here. what is it about what you saw on television and those images that made you want to help? >> mainly it was being from florida, we know all the issues that could happen with hurricanes. after seeing people losing their homes, i know how they feel about having all that heavy rain, all the storms going on. it's scary stuff. we were always the ones who get targeted. we wanted to help out this time. >> so what did you do? you talked to each other? you decided let's put on a concert, george? >> we knew something had to be done. so we worked together, came up with a plan, how to get it started. worked with the head master at our school to put up something, put up flyers around the school. talked to our friends. >> what was the reaction you got? >> it went really well. we got a lot of people coming out. everyone was so wi
of superstorm sandy. republican leaders wrapped up without acting. >> the leadership walked away without saying they didn't have time to deal with the millions whose lives were affected. maybe you should remind americans that maybe they should call and ask the congress, ask the speaker, please reconsider. >> peter king called it indefensible and a betrayal of trust. the senate approved more than $60 billion in sandy relief last week. >>> doctors say the blood clot could have been fatal, caused stroke or led to seizures or epilep epilepsy. she should make a full recovery. >>> former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea both seen visiting her yesterday at new york presbyterian hospital. they was found in the vain between the brain and the skull. dr. sanjay gupta shows us where. >> we know in secretary clinton's case, the right side of the head somewhere in this area. the right transverse sign us. let me show you on the model. i'll show you the left side for sake of demonstration. you can actually see where the veins are. you can see the blue area right there, that is the area that drains b
, here's the top stories for you today. people on the eastern shore who were affected by superstorm sandy are getting some much- needed help. federal government has sent more than $1 million to aid to the sandy victims there. fema says they have received hundreds of applications for assistance and they are still processing those requests. >>> joe krivak has died. he coached from 1987 to 1991. the school reports he died tuesday night. in the 1980s he worked with standouts like frank wright. he was 77 years olds. >>> a check on the weather now before you head out the door. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> 41-degrees in town and outside the beltway into the 30s. so pretty chilly morning. lots of wind out there making our real feel numbers feeling like it's into the low and middle 20s and that will be the deal today. 39 your two degree guarantee mostly cloudy skies. it's a gusty wind we have a high wind advisory for the afternoon hours. a little bit of a breeze for friday. with a blend of sunshine and clouds. and then take a look. going into saturday, and sunday morning, wintry mix of some
billion season. the problem is spending polls track might be off. superstorm sandy hid the regions of the country where we saw the biggest dropoff in spending in that period between october 28th and dec. 20 fourth. there were some rebounds. shopping came back in the last part of holiday shopping season until christmas eve but it was not sufficient to get back on track to what everyone expected. dennis: thank you. with weaker than expected retail numbers we will be heading into a recession next year. shibani: jim laventhol says in many ways yes, but it won't be a disaster. welcome to the show. you heard what adam said, that the consumer which accounts for 70% of the gdp, spending, they are pulling back and pulled back this year and during holiday shopping season. how close are we to start getting into this talk of getting into recession again? >> we're pretty close by i appreciate your pudding a qualifier that we don't have to go into a panic. there are a couple reasons for that. if you look at the stock market which is mainly where people place risk bets on growing their assets it
superstorm sandy. neighborhoods along the northeast swept away, millions without power and damages as high as $50 billion, raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >> number five, china. is china slowing or is china leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 2030. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear that china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the austerity plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. number three, the housing market. finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-healed investors began buying entire neighborhoods, but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down paym
by the number. first 60 billion dollars, that's how much victims of superstorm sandy would receive if the house passes a new aid bill. the senate passed the measure friday, but the republican-controlled house still needs to work to cut it down. and next, 1987, that's the year that rolston elementary in omaha buried their capsule. it was reopened as part of the school's 50th anniversary and found inside, go-bots, and guess jeans and garfield. go-bots were sweet. finally, 12, that's the number of nannies, angelina jolie and broad pitt brought with them on the caribbean vacation, two nannies for each one of their six kids. how do they get by? how do they get anything done? >> that's just-- i love it, good work brangelina. >> and back me up, america, go-bots were the transformers. >> juliet: '87 was a good year. >> clayton: they made us laugh and cry and accomplishments play out in a public arena and this year we bid them a fond farewe>> juliet: while swe say goodbye, we'll never forget them. and here to see us from across the pond. >> hello, good morning to you both. >> juliet: let's start off wit
. >>> the 11th congress ends today and not expected to pass the $60 billion to help victims of superstorm sandy. republican leaders took no action on the sandy relief measure last night, angering new york area lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable and indefensible. we have a moral obligation to have this vote. >> the senate approved more than $60 billion for sandy relief. >> back to the planned story, talk about your eye in the sky, this florida pilot doing a fly-by over his house spots this burglar trying to break into, of all places, his own home and steal his trailer so the pilot tracks the suspect from the air in his cessna, lands the plane, calls police, who then find the guy, they arrest this alleged thief on the interstate some 40 miles away. >> it sounds crazy. >> it's crazy but if i say it, it's true. >> you know what? that is in fact the case. >>> it was a parade stopper and a tear jerker. an army sergeant deployed to afghanistan stepped off a parade float, surprised his wife and little
in 2006, including most recently kids hit hard by superstorm sandy. we have the grinch with us, along with 12-year-old tyler, you are noel, miles over there, and kennedy. welcome to all of you. good to see you all and grinch, good to have you here. >> thank you, a pleasure to be here. >> you talk like that all the time? >> oh, yes i do. >> excellent. these kids are all local, from around the area. >> yes. >> you're from? >> hooville. >> of course you are. tell me about this foundation and what you've done with it. >> this foundation is incredible with madison square garden, the garden of dreams foundation is working to create experiences and dreams for children facing obstacles in their lives, whether it be a book drive or appearances with celebrities such as yours truly, we create dreams. >> we appreciate that. noel, you faced some obstacles in your life. do you mind if i tell our viewers about some of them? >> no, i don't mind. >> you have dealt with rheumatoid arthritis, gau coma and uvitis and turret's syndr e syndrome. >> this has given me so many opportunities that you only you
sales to grow 3% to 4%. among the reasons cited for the weaker numbers, superstorm sandy and consumer nervousness about tax hikes due to the fiscal cliff. we've had lots of conversation about whether not fiscal cliff would impact consumer sentiment. and apparently now it's actually hitting people in the wallet. let's talk about what's on the economic agenda today. one very important report to watch, standard and poor's releasing the case schiller index on october home sales at 9:00 eastern. it's a busy week for housing data. tomorrow we're going to be getting the commerce department which releases new home sales for november. then on friday, the national association of realtors, not realtors -- >> yeah. >> releases its spending. its pending home sales index for november. >> in other housing news, the obama administration is considering expanding its mortgage refinancing program to include borrowers whose mortgages are not backed by the government and who owe more than their homes are worth. "the journal" reports one proposal being considered would also transfer potentially riskier loa
. >> reporter: nine weeks after superstorm sandy, 76-year-old frank gisi relays on the red cross for meals. just this week, he was able to return to his home on staten island. >> water was coming through the walls, through the brick. >> reporter: gisi shows us photos of his house that needs to be gutted. and while he's happy to be back home, he's furious with house republicans for refusing to vote on the $60 billion aid package to help sandy victims. if you were on capitol hill today, what would you say to lawmakers? >> you stink. all of you stink. you have no compassion, and you got -- you don't have blood in your veins, you got ice cubes. >> reporter: while gissi has returned home, many people on his block hasn't because of the extensive damage, and he worries about whether they'll come back. >> i cried for two weeks when i lost this house. if i could cry again, i'd cry again. i have no use for them in washington. i have friends on the block here that lost more than me. and they're living in shelters. >> reporter: this area of staten island was so hard hit, president obama visited newdorf beac
factor, a spending poll says superstorm sandy hit sales in the mid-atlantic region in early november. after-christmas spending should help a bit, but the impact is limited because a lot of people using gift cards and making returns. the national retail federation says we typically return $60 billion worth of merchandise after christmas, so early indications seem to show that holiday sales are looking like the rest of the economy, growing but not outstanding. joe? >> alison kosik. >>> as it comes to a close, we remember 2012 as a year of surprises. a south korean rapper gets newfound fame thanks to youtube and rihanna and chris brown back together again? cnn's top ten showbiz stories of the year are just ahead. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you,
there has not just been due to superstorm sandy. perhaps the biggest surprise, jc penney undergoing a positive turn, even as we speak, despite jack pin neigh appearing ton a do-or-die list for 2013, "the wall street journal." a big year ahead for ceo ron johnson, leads us to craig johnson's list of disappointments, ron johnson's old employer, apple, outside the apple store in the grove yesterday in l.a., yes, you heard me, he dissed apple. well, kind of. a little. >> apple's been -- has had a tremendous success story for any number of years now, but we think in terms of traffic and what we see at the stores, things have peaked out a little bit. so, they will still have a good season, still be up strong double digits but wouldn't be the outsized growth we have seen for any number of years now. >> all right. johnson also says sacks has struggled a bit, though he says the shoe department has been fine. overall holiday growth sales blow ducks is still 2.8% but he says to meet that sales this week today, tomorrow and the weekend have to hit it out of the park, otherwise, he says close to
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